I am not an Evangelist nor wishing to convert “non-believers”. I don’t preach the gospel to anyone nor do I care for what I call: “bible thumpers”.
However….when my faith is smeared through propaganda I will get upset. I understand that the Vatican came out with a proclamation to “evangelize” and I understand that there are people of the non-Catholic faith who don’t care for this. I don’t care for it either. For me, just live your life as a good person, whether you follow God’s teachings or not. If you wish to convert fine. If not fine with me also. I could care less.
What I do get upset about are people who will take this proclamation and twist it to fit their own perverted agenda. I sometimes am galled into some very heated religious arguments on this forum based in Oman. Some people will tell me I am just asking for it….It is predominately Muslim. No big deal….quite a few of them are open-minded to civil dialogue.
What makes me upset is that certain members will take an issue like this proclamation and as I stated twist it to fit their own agendas and make Christians look bad.
I know that we have missionaries in other countries who use money and health care to convert others. Trust me I am totally against that. What I am for is Christians and non-Christians working together to well…assist humanity…eradicate hunger, poverty and sickness. Don’t use religion as a backdrop to get this done. Do it because….IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO! And quit telling me your religion is all pure and sin free when you have people killing in the name of your beliefs….and when these people do kill in the name of your religion or drag it through the mud in some fashion (Christian or not)…then speak up for God’s sake….condemn these acts and stand together as one to promote peace and unity.